My eyes are hurting from the strain of looking a my HP Pavilion laptop with glare from the lights in library or sun.

I am spending an inordinate amount of time searching for shady spots to sit and work on my computer. I was surprised to discover that in the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana that the lighting was so good, --- or bad, that my eyes were hurting all the time. I finally discovered that in the Microfiche room of the Genealogy department it was dark, but a little cool.

Van Sunlight Glare I have yet to put up a curtain behind the seat of my Chevy Atro Van that I am using for a driving trip around the USA. However, I am relatively certain a curtain will stop most of the sun glare on my laptop. In the end the best solution in the Van is to always try to park under a shade tree.

I have been typing in the word "Park" on the Tom Tom GPS to find parks, in the hope of working on my computer in a park during the hot of the day.

I will soon insulate the Chevy Van with something, I believe it will be styrofoam insulation, this will stop more computer screen glare.

Andy Graham


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erest888 from wrote 1 comment

I have no vested interest in this company, but it seems like its products could turn the trick for you.


has written 3 comments

Hi Andy,

Why not have your windows tinted? That cuts the glare and the bad UV rays.

All the best,

Pat Patten

Gadget from has written 17 comments

I think I can find something like erest888 mention, a tinted cover for the screen. I have been trying to find some tint I could do myself, but have yet to find. I will stop into one of the local tinting companies and get a price e. I am going to buy some sunglasses also.

hotspringfreak from has written 2 comments

Recent research shows white roofs are up to 15 degrees cooler. Could paint the Van white (not so practical), buy and cut Reflectix foil backed foam panels and head for higher elevation (not on your flight plan until you get to Colorado). I am outside under intense Caribe Sun and have photo-grey and UV eyeglass coatings, even so I am wearing dark clip-on shades and a baseball hat. And I am in the shade. The Hat is #1 coupled with hands shading the eyes but also investigate vitamins, like vitamin D, A and K(and if I recall correctly, Selenium) for guarding vision. Baush and Lomb Ocu-Vite is one brand but there are cheaper versions but all contain Lutein. Walmarts carry the stuff. A higher proportion of fair-skinned persons have greater degree of eye related deficits with increasing age and should take protective measure nutritionally and to counter UV. Optics shops may have special glasses for this situation (computer use under glare and sunlight). Try before you buy if you can.

Neil V from wrote 1 comment

I work out of McDonalds all the time. I understand the problem with glare due to a light above the Table. Unscrew the light bulb. Remember to tighten it back up before you leave or they may think it is a bad bulb.

Kitsune from wrote 1 comment

a five dollar pair of clip on polarized sunglasses from Walmart USA should do the trick. Clip them to your reading glasses. You can flip them up when you dont need them.

Gadget from has written 17 comments

That is an idea, unscrew the lightbulb... good idea.

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